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Actualizado: mayo de 2022

 

 El empleo asalariado no agrícola se situó en 908,200 en marzo 2022, reflejando un aumento de 47,200 plazas relativo al mismo periodo el año pasado y 2,000 con respecto al mes anterior.

 

 Los sectores que continuaron mostrando aumentos anuales en empleos netos en marzo fueron: recreación y alojamiento (12,200 empleos), servicios profesionales y comerciales (10,500), comercio al detal (6,900 empleos), manufactura (5,400 empleos), servicios educativos y salubrista (4,900 empleos), y construcción (2,200 empleos).

 

 La tasa de desempleo reflejo una reducción anual de 170 puntos básicos cuando se registro en 6.5% durante marzo 2022.

 

 La inflación aumentó 5.1% anual en marzo del 2022 con la transportación publica aumentando 32.0% anual, combustible para motores (30.8%), alojamiento fuera del hogar (23.4%) y combustible para la vivienda (17.6%). Bajo el renglón alimentario, grasas, aceites y aderezos incrementó en 23.2% y carnes, aves y pescados (13.1%).

 

 Durante marzo 2022 se reportaron 400 quiebras, representando un incremento anual de 3.5% anual, sin embargo, las quiebras acumuladas entre enero- marzo 2022 se redujeron en 9% anual.

 

 La actividad económica creció en 3.5% anual durante el mes de febrero según el desempeño del índice de actividad económica del Banco de Desarrollo Económico de Puerto Rico.

FINANCIAL STABILITY INDEX FOR BANKS IN PUERTO RICO:

THIRD Quarter 2021

Leslie Adames, Director of Economic Analysis and Policy

The index measures the financial health of the industry in reference to four criteria: liquidity (i.e., total loans / deposits or LtD), solvency (i.e., capital to total assets or E / A), asset quality (i.e., nonperforming loans or NPL / Total Loans) and profitability (i.e., return on assets or ROA). The index fluctuates between [0,1], with values approaching zero (0) indicating financial fragility and values close to one (1) strength.


According to the latest figure, the index continued improving as of the third quarter of 2021. The index increased from 0.47 in the third quarter of 2020 to 0.60 in the third quarter of 2021. Quarter-over-quarter, the index rose 30 basis points from 0.57 in the second quarter of 2021.

 

The strengthening in the industry liquidity influenced the positive performance of the index in the third quarter of 2021. The loan-to-deposit ratio improved from 46.0% in the second quarter of 2021 to 45.0% in the third quarter of 2021. Total deposits rose 1.5% or by $1,293 million quarter-over-quarter to $85,855 million during this period, while loans and leases dropped 3.9% or by $291 million. In terms of the industry’s loan portfolio, it is essential to underscore that in terms of main variations, the real estate and commercial segment declined $514 million to $25,700 million in the third quarter, partially offset by an increase of $223 million to $9,817 million in the individual loan portfolio.

 

The industry’s profitability remained stable, with a ROA of 1.38% in the third quarter of 2021. Net income increased $318 million quarter-over-quarter to $923 million in the third quarter. Three factors contributed to this performance. One of the contributors was the release of $53.9 million in provisions for loans and lease losses (i.e., $164.1 million in cumulative provisions for the first nine months of the year). On the other hand, the industry exhibited a sequential increase of $605.6 million to $1,825 million in revenues from interest and fees on loans and $107.7 million to $314 million on investment interest income between the second and third quarter of 2021. Finally, non-interest income increased by $195.6 million to $556.7 million in the third quarter of 2021, influenced by key items such as deposit service charges, fiduciary activities, net servicing fees.

 

Meanwhile, the industry credit risk profile remained stable with the nonperforming loans to total loans and leases ratio (i.e., NPL) trending lower to previous quarters. The NPL ratio declined from 6.57% in the 3Q20 to 4.83% in the second quarter of 2021 and 4.32% in the 3Q21. FDIC data on nonperforming loans and delinquencies for individual loan portfolio segments do not show a material deterioration in asset quality yet.

 

Finally, although the equity capital to total assets declined year-over-year from 9.05% in the third quarter of 2020 to 7.77% in the third quarter of 2021, it remained stable compared to 7.70% in the previous quarter. As for the regulatory risk-based capital ratios, the industry’s average common equity to tier 1 ratio rose sequentially from 15.65% in the second quarter of 2021 to 16.22% in the third quarter of 2021, remaining well above the 6.5% minimum regulatory requirement to be considered well-capitalized.

 

Financial Stability Index for the Credit Union Industry
in Puerto Rico: FIRST QUARTER 2021
 Leslie Adames, Director of Economic Analysis and Policy 

The index measures the financial health of the industry in reference to four criteria: liquidity (i.e., total loans / deposits or LtD), solvency (i.e., capital to total assets or E / A), asset quality (i.e., nonperforming loans or NPL / Total Loans) and profitability (i.e., return on assets or ROA). The index fluctuates between [0,1], with values ​​approaching zero (0) indicating financial fragility and values ​​close to one (1) strength.

 

The index declined slightly from 0.66 in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 0.64 in the first quarter of 2021. The index’s quarterly (i.e., QoQ) performance was driven by a reduction in the profitability and the solvency subindexes. The industry’s profitability remains under pressure as persistent low interest rate continues affecting the yield on loans and net interest margin (NIM). The industry’s NIM dropped from 3.78% in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 3.74% in the first quarter of 2021 reflecting a reduction in loans yields from 7.33% to 7.28% despite a lower cost of funds which declined from 0.57% to 0.49% during the period. On the expense side, the industry’s provisions relative to its total loan portfolio which declined from 2.53% in the second quarter of 2020 to 2.42% in the fourth quarter of 2020, increased slightly to 2.47% in the first quarter of 2021.

 

The moderate reduction in the equity-to-total assets ratio was influenced by various factors. The industry’s total capital (i.e., excluding credit unions’ member stocks) declined from $532 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 to $524 million in the first quarter of 2021 influenced by a quarterly deduction of $21 million related to the reserve valuation of investment, partially offset by increases of $7 million in additional reserves and of $2 million in capital obligations. Meanwhile, the quarterly increase in the industry’s total assets was driven by incremental variations of $40.1 million in cash, $76 million in loan balances, $86 million in saving and CD’s accounts held with other institutions, and $133 million in investments and negotiable securities.

 

The number of credit union membership increased by 9,529 to 1.085 million members in the first quarter of 2021 when compared to the previous quarter.